Thursday, January 31, 2013

Drama Queens with Love Scenes by Kevin Klehr

Tell us a little about your latest release.

It’s a tale of desire and dead people…and it’s about theatre and unfinished business. Allan and Warwick are best friends who find themselves welcomed to the Afterlife by an angel and a blonde bombshell. But the memories of the days leading up to their demise are sketchy, and while they both grapple with the mystery of their deaths, Allan tries to deal with his romantic feelings for Warwick. Warwick, on the other hand, has fallen for cock-sure playwright, Pedro.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

Maybe it’s my therapy? My current book has minute threads of people and events that have been part of my life through the many drafts of this novel over ten years. But they’re only threads. They’ve been blended and baked into a story that bears no resemblance to the truths they’re based on.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

There is, but I’d prefer if the reader just enjoy themselves in the story and the humor. Like life, most lessons are revealed when we’re not looking for them.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

At this point in time, I’m doing more marketing. It’s easier than writing a book, but still a lot of hard work, albeit extremely necessary.

The sequel to Drama Queens with Love Scenes has been untouched for a year, and is dying to be worked on and brought to third draft. My mind has been working overtime lately, coming up with new plot twists for the book.

I’ve also been dreaming about my new video camera. So far it’s been the subject of my dreams three times. I think there’s a message there. It needs a project to stimulate it.

What book are you reading now?

For about two months, the last 200 or so pages of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief have been waiting for me to read them. I’m trying to promise myself that I’ll read them before I pick up anything else.

What is in your to read pile?

My ‘to read’ pile includes Jessica McQuay’s Black Moon, Robert Dunbar’s anthology Martyrs And Monsters, and Jonathan Tropper’s latest novel One Last Thing Before I Go.

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books & tales

Drama Queens with Love Scenes
Drama Queens Series Book One
Kevin Klehr

Genre: Gay Romance, Humour

Publisher: Cambridge Press US (division of Charles River Press)

Paperback ISBN 10: 1-936185-90-3
Paperback ISBN 13: 978-1-936185-90-0
EBook ISBN 10: 1-936185-91-1
EBook ISBN 13: 978-1-936185-91-7

Number of pages: 338
Word Count: 71,329

Cover Artist: Laurie McAdams

Book Trailer:

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Book Description: 

Close friends Allan and Warwick are dead. They're not crazy about the idea so to help them deal with this dilemma are Samantha, a blond bombshell from the 1950s, and Guy, an insecure angel.

They are soon drawn into the world of theatre - Afterlife style, with all the bitchiness, back-stabbing and ego usually associated with the mortal world.

Allan also has a secret. He has a romantic crush on his friend, Warwick, but shortly after confiding in his new angel pal, his love interest falls for the cock-sure playwright, Pedro.

Not only does Allan have to win the heart of his companion, he also has to grapple with the faded memory of how he actually died.

About the Author :

Kevin lives with his long-term partner in their humble apartment (affectionately named Sabrina), in Australia's own 'Emerald City,' Sydney.

He calls himself a bit of a 'media tart,' having worked both professionally and voluntarily in television, radio and online. His longest running passion is a weekly radio program he and his partner, Warren, produce for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander station, Koori Radio. Since 2005 they have been discovering music, both new and old, and interviewing local artists and community leaders. Every Saturday night, the Rhythm Divine is heard across Sydney and via the world wide web.

From an early age Kevin had a passion for writing, jotting down stories and plays until it came time to confront puberty. After dealing with pimple creams and facial hair, Kevin didn't pick up a pen again until he was in his thirties. His handwritten manuscript was being committed to paper when his social circumstances changed, giving him no time to write. Concerned, Warren snuck the notebook out to a friend who in turn came back and demanded Kevin finish his novel. It wasn't long before Kevin's active imagination was let loose again.

Kevin is currently at work on the sequel to Drama Queens with Love Scenes.

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